January 18, 2023

Iris One Open Washer Set

Electric Touring Car newcomer Iris Racing has released the first in a line of upcoming optional parts for its ONE competition car.  The Iris Open Washers have been developed to improve adjustability on the Iris ONE, making camber and caster/wheelbase adjustments faster, while still maintaining its crash-proof design.  Available in three different thicknesses, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0mm, they offer all the adjustability you need.

Source: IRIS [iris-racing.com]


January 17, 2023

Greiner joins Hotrace Tyres

Italian tyre manufacturer Hotrace Tyres has announced that Dominic Greiner has joined their factory team.  Widely regarded as one of nitro onroad racing’s fastest drivers, the former World Champion and reigning double European Champion joins Nicola Marrone’s company after a long stint with rival Italian brand Matrix Racing Tires.  The German will contest a number of open tyre events in 2023 to represent Hotrace products and it is expected that he will represent Marrone’s latest venture, Lens Bodies, as they release their first 1:8 and 1:10 Onroad bodyshells into the market.

Source: Hot Race Tyres [hotracetyres.com]


January 17, 2023

Yokomo confirm Krapp for inaugural MIBO International

Team Yokomo will be officially represented at the inaugural MIBO International Race in the Czech Republic with the news that their star touring car driver Christopher Krapp is to contest the exciting new international event on March 3-5th.  The 2022 ISTC World Championship runner-up, is no stranger to Hrotovice having travelled to the town to contested both Mibosport Cup and ETS races previously held at the popular Sport V Hotel venue.  Organised by former international Team Yokomo driver Michal Bok, there has already been a hugely positive reaction to the first MIBO International Race with over 100 entries received within the first 24 hours of registration opening.  With the demise of many of the ‘classic’ annual indoor Winter races that were once a staple of the annual racing calendar, Bok hopes the MIBO International Race can recreate that atmosphere & significance of these one off international events.  Like its predecessor, the Mibosport Cup, which was a series of races, the one off MIBO International Race weekend will feature two separate tracks to cater for both Onroad and Offroad racing action.

Source: MIBO [mibosport.com]


January 17, 2023

Sunpadow International Grand Prix (SIGP) returns in ’23

Sunpadow has announced that the SIGP International RC Car Grand Prix will be resumed in 2023. The Sunpadow International Grand Prix (SIGP) event had established itself as one of the leading annual international RC event and attracted many of the sports top drivers.  World Champion Bruno Coelho was the winner of the onroad edition in 2019 while in 2018 Ryan Lutz won the Offroad edition and a year earlier Joern Nuemann took the win from Atsushi Hara.  While actual race dates are still to be finalised Offroad is expected to be held in August, along with on-road in In October or November.  Taking place at the 2017 Electric Offroad Championship venue in Xiamen, the SIGP will continue to offer one of the biggest prize as before with the total bonus for the two series as high as $ 70,000.  We will bring you further announcements of the 2023 SIGP in the coming weeks.

Source: Sunpadow [sunpadow.com]


January 16, 2023

West Coast RC Works Motor Cooling Shroud

West Coast R/C Works has released the 30mm and 40mm Motor Cooling Shroud Pro, which are updated versions of their Fan Shroud Cooling Series for 30mm and 40mm fans respectively.  These fan shrouds sport an overhauled air flow design to optimise motor cooling. The fan mounting has been updated with m3 threaded brass inserts, which provide a hard-to-strip thread in this 3D printed part.

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January 16, 2023

MIBO International Race – Registration Open

Registration for the exciting new MIBO International Race on March 3-5th is now open.  Building on the successful Mibo Cup Race Series that ran in Hrotovice in the Czech Republic pre Covid, this new annual event with continue the tradition of the popular Michal Bok organised series by running both onroad and offroad at the same event.  The Mibosport team will build two separate tracks at the Sport V Hotel indoor venue to create an action packed gathering of electric racers.  Registration is open via MyRCM with a new system meaning entry fee payments are due in advance directly in MyRCM via PayPal or Debit/Credit cards.  Expected to fill up fast given the series’ and venues’ previous popularity, full details of the event can be found on the Mibosport website by clicking here.

Source: MIBO [mibosport.com]


January 16, 2023

Kiss Tyres 1:10 & 1:8 Rain Filter

Specialists in wet weather racing with their much lauded rain tyres, Kiss Tyres has a new air filter system to keep your onroad nitro engine running in wet conditions.  Suitable for 1:10 & 1:8, this rain filter protects the engine against the ingress of water when it rains.  The inside of the filter consists of a fine, rustproof metal mesh while outside it is covered with a rubber sleeve.  The connection to the carburetor is also made with a suitable rubber sleeve.  The original INSBox filter can be replaced with this rain filter which can be easily attached to the carburetor.

View assembly filter here


January 15, 2023

2 in a row as Branson wins EWS Round 3

Round 3 of the popular British based Essex Winter Series took place over the weekend with reigning Champion Kyle Branson making it two in a row.  Runner-up at the opening the season opener when Xray team-mate Bruno Coelho took the win on the series’ return following Covid, Branson would qualify on pole for the latest encounter taking all four round of qualifying.  Xray team-mate Harley Eldridge qualified second but found herself defending from Capricorn’s Alex Thurston in the single leg final allowing Branson to take the win.  Eldridge kept Thurston at bay reversing their finishing order of the previous round.  Following his rejoining of the Schumacher team last week, Chris Grainger qualified & finished 4t ahead of his new car’s designer Andy Murray.  Continue reading here